Cedar Glades Park in Arkansas offers a variety of activities and is a perfect destination for kids of all ages. If you enter from Wildcat Road the park is highly groomed for hiking, biking, rock climbing, Frisbee golf and more. (Wildcat Road Entrance Turbulent Skies and Butterflies in Cedar Glades Park Arkansas & First Hike in Cedar Glades Park Arkansas) Entering from Cedar Glades Road you find a less groomed Nature escape with playground, wheelchair accessible trail, hiking/biking trails, creeks, steams, ponds and a hike in camping sites. Both areas are joined by the 1.2 mile green trail loop with ample parking and rest rooms at each entrance.
My husband and I entered the park yesterday from the Cedar Glades Road entrance. We discovered the North Trail loop that linked us to our destination (the black trail) is wheelchair accessible. The beautiful trail is totally immersed in the Forest and provides mobility challenged visitors a lovely Nature experience. A perfect outing location for adults with smaller children in strollers as well.
The Black Trail Loop is the longest trail in the park and the most difficult for hikers, runners and cyclists. Depending on fitness level visitors can do the entire trail or use the red trail crooked bridge cut through to reduce the distance from 4.64 miles to 2 miles. This trail that has many water features, wildflowers, mixed and Pine Forest, plus it is great workout too. Speaking of water features, don’t miss my video below. The featured swimmer will give you an incentive to improve your pond swimming skills.
Another great feature of this park is the hike in camp site. This would perfect for campers who want to get away from RVs, trailers etc. and prefer a wooded steam setting without having to hike for several hours to reach their destination. This would make a great mini family vacation idea too. There is also an emergency shelter (wooden gazebo) in case of an unexpected storm. A lovely stream and open tent pitching among the Trees makes it a great weekend get-a-away or travel stop over. Best of all it is Free!
Love to ALL!